An image of The village

Graham Sutherland

(England 24 Aug 1903 – 17 Feb 1980)

The village

Location
Not on display
Further information

Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) was one of the leading British etchers of the pre-1930s period. From 1921-1926 he studied at Goldsmith's College School of Art, specialising in etching. In 1925 he met F.L Griggs, whose work he had long admired. Griggs became both an important teacher to the young artist and an influence on his work.

This impression of 'The Village' was printed by F.L. Griggs at Dover's House during Sutherland's visit there in November 1926.

The rolling, tilled fields, leading to a far-off village seem to pulsate with inner-life. The whiteness of the paper is almost completely obscured by the dense covering of the entire plate with thousands and thousands of tiny black lines. The landscape is based on the countryside around Cudham in Kent.

Year
1925
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
17.6 x 22.8 cm platemark; 22.0 x 28.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "Graham Sutherland" and l.l. image, [incised plate] "GRAHAM SUTHERLAND...". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 2001
Accession number
364.2001
Copyright
© Reproduced with permission of the Artist's Estate